No looks at the film yet (no pics, clips, teaser, or trailer), but apparently Jordan Peele (of “Key & Peele” fame) recently wrapped up principal photography on his feature directorial debut, “Get Out” – a straight horror movie backed by Blumhouse Productions.
British actor Daniel Kaluuya and “Girls” co-star Allison Williams, star in the film whose plot details are still being kept mostly underwraps at this time.
“I’ve been spending the first half of my career focusing on comedy but my goal, in all honesty, is to write and direct horror movies. I have one that I’m working on with Darko Entertainment called ‘Get Out’ – I don’t want to say too much about it, but it is one of the very, very few horror movies that does jump off of racial fears. That to me is a world that hasn’t been explored. Specifically, the fears of being a black man today. The fears of being any person who feels like they’re a stranger in any environment that is foreign to them. It deals with a protagonist that I don’t see in horror movies” – Jordan Peele told Playboy in an interview with the magazine a year ago.
Nothing says “horror” in America (much of the world, really) than these 2 words: “black man.” Recent news headlines tell the sordid tale.
All we know of the plot at this point is that the story follows a young black man as he visits his white girlfriend’s family estate. And then some *interesting* things happen, I’m sure. Peele added in a previous press release in 2015: “Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way… ‘Get Out’ takes on the task of exploring race in America, something that hasn’t really been done within the genre since ‘Night of the Living Dead’ 47 years ago. It’s long overdue.”
So this will apparently be a *serious* horror movie, and not a horror comedy, as you might expect from the comedian; and I’m happy about that, and very much looking forward to seeing what he’s done here.
Daniel Kaluuya stars in the film as the young black man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate; and Allison Williams plays the white girlfriend.
Betty Gabriel, LilRel Howery, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones are also members of the cast, although no official word on what characters they each play.
Peele has teamed up with QC Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions to produce the horror movie, and with principal photography recently wrapping, I’m sure we’ll soon start to see teases fro the upcoming movie which has no release date at this time.
Last week (on September 9), Peele appeard on Blumhouse’s podcast, titled “Shock Waves,” joining hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry and Ryan Turek to discuss “Get Out,” and horror cinema in general, past and present. Despite being most well known for his comedy work on the big and small screens, it turns out that Peele is a big fan of the horror genre, as you will hear when you listen to the podcast. They talk about his discovery of horror as a kid, his favorite theatrical experiences, how horror has influenced his comedic work, and the correlations between the two, what his top 5 genre movies are and much more! Fanboys should appreciate the chatter.
The podcast player is embedded below; Peele doesn’t enter the conversation until around the 31-minute mark if you want to skip ahead. It’s a lengthy chat – about an hour long.